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Looking for Writers: Hindsight


Beacon-based writer and editor and I would like to share a new project that will be of interest to members and supporters of Arts Mid-Hudson: Hindsight is a collection of stories about 2020, written by people just like you. We’re seeking stories from around the world that capture what it was like to wake up every day to a new normal — whether that means navigating emergencies as a first responder or tying the knot over Zoom. We’re particularly interested in material that gets up close and personal with the struggles of 2020 — not headlines or commentary on current events.

Hindsight is an independent, one-time publication. Content will be made available in two forms: Some stories will be shared on our website; the very best submissions will be compiled into a print anthology, which will be published in 2021.

Submission fee: None

Length: Up to 2,000 words

Compensation: Writers whose work is selected for the print anthology will receive a complimentary hard copy of the book, as well as a digital file.

To learn more, please visit our website:

Deadline: Rolling



Great Hollow Call for Artists ~ Virtual Juried Painting and Photography Show

Great Hollow Call for Artists 2021 !
A Virtual Juried Painting and Photography Show
May 20 – June 30, 2021
Sponsored by the Great Hollow Photographers Club
Great Hollow Nature Preserve & Ecological Research Center, 225 State Route 37, New Fairfield, CT 06812

The 2020 Great Hollow Photographers Club Virtual Juried Art Show was a great success. Our artists made sales and the winners got wonderful exposure in our follow-up exhibit at the Sherman Library. We hope you will join us this year. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the show will be a virtual art show again. Artists are invited to submit up to four (4) digital images of 2-dimensional work for the competition (media includes photographs, paintings, collages, and drawings). There is no cost to submit. The hanging fee for the virtual show continues to be $10 for each accepted work and the Great Hollow Photographers Club will retain a 25% commission on all works sold during the show. All works must be for sale as the proceeds from the Art Show support Great Hollow Nature Preserve’s mission of environmental education, research, and conservation.

Jurors for the artwork are Michael Garland for painting and John Clery for photography. Prizes for first, second and third place for both painting and photography will be donations from local businesses. Accepted artwork will be posted on a website connected to the GHPC. Additionally: winners and honorable mentions will be invited to participate in a follow-up physical and virtual show at the Sherman Library in Sherman, CT in late summer. The subject of all the works must be of nature found within Great Hollow Nature Preserve and the surrounding area.

For each image, please submit a statement of 40 words or less explaining why the subject inspired you. The largest framed dimension of any work should not exceed 30 inches. For the Library show, all images must be securely wired from side to side for hanging: i.e. no saw-tooth hangers. We will take every caution with the artwork. The artist understands that Great Hollow Photographers Club does not provide insurance for loss or breakage and that the artist must provide this insurance if desired.

For the Virtual Show:

1. Deadline for submissions is midnight on Wednesday, April 15, 2021.
– Images of the work should be emailed to: [email protected]
– Please email with the subject line “Art Show 2021” and be sure to include: your name, mailing address, email address, phone number and a short statement about each work. These statements will be displayed alongside accepted works and should be of 40 words or less.
– Submit in jpeg format, maximum size 4”x 6”, 300 dpi, (maximum 1200 x 1800 pixels).
– Identify your images by using the file name protocol of “Artist Name-?Title-?Medium-?Size-?
Price.jpg” on each image you are submitting.

2. You will be notified by email regarding acceptance by Sunday April 25, 2021

3. For accepted work, please send your hanging fee by May 5, 2021. Please make checks payable to “Great Hollow Management, Inc.” and mail to Linda T Hubbard, 6 Briggs Hill Road, Sherman, Conn. 06784.

The virtual show will be online May 20 – June 30, 2020.

Direct any questions to: [email protected]

Deadline: April 15

Plein Air Art Walk

Plein Air Art Walk

Once again, we are excited to announce that Mohonk Preserve and Roost Studios, Inc. of New Paltz are collaborating for the 2nd time to create an inspirational project that connects land, art, and community. We hope that you will be part of it.

This Spring we will be presenting a select group of 24 recognized Hudson Valley artists who will be stationed along the Testimonial Gateway Trailhead and along the Pin Oak Allee, located at 35 Route 299 near Gatehouse Road.

Each artist will create one or more works in the medium of their choice, on-site in plein air. The theme is nature and the outdoors. The process and finished artworks will be photographed throughout the day and will be included in an online auction through Mohonk Preserve’s online auction platform for 24 hours following the event.

Artists are required to submit a small digital portfolio and brief artist statement in order to be considered for the Plein Air event.

Digital portfolios must include 2-3 works of art for consideration.

Deadline: April 15, 2021.

Event Date: Saturday, May 22, 2021

Apply Here:

Great Hollow Photographers Club Virtual Juried Art Show


The 2020 Great Hollow Photographers Club Virtual Juried Art Show was a great success. Our artists made sales and the winners got wonderful exposure in our follow-up exhibit at the Sherman Library. We hope you will join us for our fourth year. Due to COVID-19 restrictions, the show will be a virtual art show again. The deadline for submissions is April 15, 2021. Applicants will be notified of which artworks are accepted by April 25, 2021, application fees are due May 5, 2021 and the virtual show will be online May 20 – June 30, 2021.

Artists are invited to submit up to four (4) digital images of 2-dimensional work for the competition (media includes photographs, paintings, collages, and drawings). There is no cost to submit. The hanging fee for the virtual show continues to be $10 for each accepted work and the Great Hollow Photographers Club will retain a 25% commission on all works sold during the show. All works must be for sale as the proceeds from the Art Show support Great Hollow Nature Preserve’s mission of environmental education, research, and conservation.

Jurors for the artwork are Michael Garland for painting and John Clery for photography. Michael Garland is a New York Times best-selling author and illustrator of children’s picture books and is also a fine art painter with many paintings in collections around the country. John H Clery is a recognized award-winning wildlife photographer who specializes in capturing images that tell a story and allow the viewer a brief glimpse into his subject’s lives. His articles and photographs have appeared in many regional publications.

Prizes for first, second, and third place for both painting and photography will be donations from local businesses. Accepted artwork will be posted on a website connected to the GHPC. Additionally: winners and honorable mentions will be invited to participate in a follow-up physical and virtual show at the Sherman Library in Sherman, CT in late summer.

The subject of all the works must be of nature found within Great Hollow Nature Preserve and the surrounding area.

For an application and more information, please visit the Event/Art Programs page at or the Great Hollow Photographers Club Facebook page: Direct any questions to [email protected].

Deadline for Submissions: April 15, 2021

OPEN CALL: Geometric Gestures

OPEN CALL: Geometric Gestures

Now accepting submissions for Geometric Gestures Exhibition. This curated show will focus on geometric vocabulary of shape and form, which are translated through linework and gestures. Whether that’s a curved line on a solid form or a fast imprinted brush stroke. Artists are invited to submit work related to the exhibition theme.Eligibility:

Open to all artists 18 years and older
All visual art media will be considered

How to apply:

• Please submit jpeg images of 5 artworks to: [email protected] with subject line – OPEN CALL: Geometric Gestures
• Submitted artwork images must be labeled with artist’s name, name of the artwork, dimensions, medium, year and price: Firstname_Lastname_name of the artwork_dimensions_medium_year_price.jpeg and jpegs must be at 1500 pixels in the longest dimension and at 300 dpi
• Include a short bio/artist statement, link to your website/Instagram in the body of the email

Entry fee:

$10 application fee. Payment is non-refundable and does not guarantee acceptance.
Please submit your application fee here –

Selected artworks will be displayed as an online exhibition and promoted on Instagram. Only original artworks are accepted and allowed. The gallery currently does not take a commission fee on sold works and all sales will be referred back to the artist. We encourage you listing the artwork for sale but it is not a requirement.

Deadline to apply: April 25, 2021 11:59pm PST
Notification Letter: April 29, 2021
Online Exhibition: May 6 – June 2, 2021

D?d?mu is a new contemporary art gallery that focuses on showcasing emerging artists through online group exhibitions. We represent artists working in a variety of media such as painting, photography, sculpture and mixed media with emphasis on abstraction.

Open Call: Global Meltdown

Global Meltdown – This call is for a thematic exhibition of artwork related to the Global Climate Crisis. The exhibition will be held at the Limner Gallery, September 9 – October 2, 2021 and is open to all interpretations of the Climate Crisis, be it global, local, personal, medical, environmental, financial, psychological, scientific and/or spiritual. Entry is open to all artists working in any media. $500 cash award.

Entry form :

Deadline: April 30th 

Life Is Good ~ T-shirt Design Contest

Life Is Good ~ T-shirt Design Contest

After a year like no other, our community’s resilient optimism is shining brighter than ever. We’re asking creatives of all ages to draw why life is still good, for a chance to win prizes and see your art on a Life is Good T-Shirt.

And for each entry, we’ll donate $1 to the Life is Good Kids Foundation.*

For more information:

Deadline: May 3rd

Call for Art in the Loft ~ Millbrook Vineyards & Winery

Art in the Loft

Arts Mid-Hudson (AMH), in partnership with Millbrook Vineyards & Winery, will once again curate an art exhibit in the loft space above the Winery’s main building. This project, known as Art in the Loft, is a good opportunity for members of Arts Mid-Hudson to display and sell their work. Artworks selected for the Art in the Loft exhibit will be entered into the popular Wine Label Competition. The in-person exhibit at Millbrook Vineyards & Winery will be accompanied by a virtual exhibit hosted in Arts Mid-Hudson’s virtual gallery.

We invite all AMH member artists to submit work to be juried for inclusion in Art in the Loft. There is no entry fee; however, you must be an AMH member. You can become a member here:

Submit your work here:

Arts Mid-Hudson looks forward to supporting emerging and experienced artists through this opportunity. AMH seeks to disrupt the current arts and cultural landscape by advocating and supporting artists, whose points of view are not explored enough in our region. We encourage artists who are Black, Latinx, Indigenous, Asian, People of Color, disabled, and/or LGBTQ+ to submit their work.

Contact Arts Mid-Hudson to confirm your membership status – (845) 454-3222 or [email protected] Additional considerations:
Artists may submit up to three wall-hanging artwork for consideration
Artist must be a resident of the mid-Hudson Region
Artwork must be able to hang on the wall and may not exceed 38”
Work must be for sale
Work must be suitable for exhibition and wine label (as determined by jury)
Winners of the wine label competition for the past two years are ineligible to enter (2019 & 2020).
Artists are responsible for delivering artwork to Millbrook Vineyards & Winery week of May 17-21
Arts Mid-Hudson and the Millbrook Winery will take every caution with the artwork, however, artists must provide their own insurance if desired. Please note that the space is not climate controlled
AMH commission on work sold as a result of the exhibition will be 25% – visitors to the exhibit can purchase work through the Winery.

Deadline: May 5, 2021

Orange County Arts Council ~ Hudson Valley Imprints- Annual Juried Exhibit

Hudson Valley Imprints- Annual Juried Exhibit

We are thrilled to announce that our first annual juried exhibit “Hudson Valley Imprints” is now accepting submissions. Open to all Hudson Valley artists, you are invited to submit up to three works to be considered for this exhibition.

The beautiful Hudson Valley is rich with history, breathtaking landscapes and home to thousands of artists who build diverse cultural communities throughout the region. Home of the Hudson River School, the Hudson Valley has long been identified as a source of inspiration for artists. We are honored to invite the artists of the region to submit their works to be part of the exhibit, highlighting some of the region’s finest.

Juror: Daniel Belasco is an art historian and Executive Director of the Al Held Foundation. He previously served as curator at the Dorsky Museum at SUNY New Paltz and The Jewish Museum, organizing monographic exhibitions of Bradley Walker Tomlin, Grace Hartigan, Mary Reid Kelley, and Dick Polich/Tallix Art Foundry, among other survey shows and projects.

Submission Fee: $30 for up to 3 pieces


First Place $500

Second Place $300

Third Place $150

Accepted artworks will be displayed in Orange County Arts Council’s virtual gallery with the option to sell your works from May 23rd – June 21st.

Additionally, artists who receive honorable mentions will also have the opportunity to be featured in a physical exhibition curated by the juror later this year.

The artist is paid 70% of the sale and OCAC receives a 30%commission. To submit, please complete the form before Wednesday, May 5th 2021 by clicking the button below. Submission fee is $30 for up to three works.

Please carefully review the timeline and guidelines before submitting your work.

Hudson Valley Artists may submit up to three pieces of artwork of any medium. A professional juror will be reviewing submissions.
Submitting artists must reside, work or have a studio address located in Hudson Valley, New York.
All pieces must be signed (If applicable).
Size: 4? X 4? maximum
Proceeds from the Auction will be split 30% to benefit OCAC and 70% to the artist in the form of a check
Images of artwork must be 1000 max long side at 72 dpi (jpg or png)
Artists are responsible for declaring any revenue from sales
Tax will be added by OCAC to the sale amount you provide
By submitting your artwork to be included in this online sale, the artist agrees that images of artwork may be shared by Orange County Arts Council to promote this exhibit
Artists will be responsible for dropping off purchased artwork to Orange County Arts Council on one of the drop off days

Artists will be responsible for shipping or delivery of their own work within one week of purchase if the customer opts for shipping & handling (The customer will pay the shipping fee and OCAC will reimburse the artist up to the calculated amount)
Participating artists are asked to promote this online exhibit and sale with their mailing lists and on social media

****Please note: Quality of submitted Images will be taken into account in the review process******

Here are some helpful links that provide tips for photographing your artwork for digital submission:

See “Commonly Asked Question” below

Submissions Deadline: Wednesday, May 5th, 2021 (by Midnight)

Virtual Exhibit and Sale: Monday, May 23rd- Monday, June 21st 2021

Artists notified of selections: Wednesday, May 12th 2021

Artists notified of sales: June 23rd (by Midnight)

Purchased Art Drop Off: Friday, June 25th 3pm-5pm OR Saturday, June 26th 12pm-2pm

Patron Local Art Pick Up: Saturday, June 26th 3pm-5pm

Purchased pieces are dropped off by artists to Orange County Arts Council at CoLab 45 St John St Goshen, NY 10924


If patrons opt to have shipped, purchased works will need to be shipped within one week after the exhibition ends: June 28th 2021

Artist Payment: Checks will be mailed by July 21st once you confirm artwork delivery to the patron

Deadline: May 5th 2021

To apply and find out more visit

Call for Art: The Art of Portraiture

Queen City 15 in Poughkeepsie, NY

The Art of Portraiture: Representing oneself or a subject through a creative medium involves more than merely capturing a likeness. These often surprising but always revealing works reflect physical, emotional, and even spiritual connections that can inform and challenge expectations. Queen City 15 Gallery invites artists to interpret this theme with traditional and nontraditional approaches. Whether artist, subject, or observer, everyone has a story.

Location: 317 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Show Dates: July 2 through 31

Opening Reception: Saturday July 3, 4:00 to 6:00pm

Entries received after this date will not be accepted.

Artwork should be submitted digitally via

with all required and pertinent information included.


Open Call – artists 18 years and older living in the United States are invited to submit up to six works of original fine art for juror consideration.

All media will be considered.

Work must be original artwork (no reproduction prints, example: a giclee of a watercolor)

Work must be submitted by the artist.

Work must not have been previously exhibited at Queen City 15 Gallery.

Work must be professionally presented: wired and ready to hang. Hangers such as velcro or sawtooth hangers may disqualify work from being included. The gallery reserves the right to reject works that are not ready to hang or differ from the digital representation submitted.

Size: The maximum (framed) width is 38 inches, maximum height is 50 inches.

3d work must fit through a standard doorway ~30 inches wide x 6 feet.

Work may be hand-delivered or shipped. All work must be for sale. All works must be clearly labeled with the artist name somewhere on the piece. The orientation of artwork should be indicated if not obvious.

Submission Fee: A $20.00 entry fee for the first 2 pieces and $5 per each additional piece for up to 6 entries total will be collected at time of submission by

Juror of Selection: William A. Harris serves as deputy director of the Franklin D. Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum. He has spent twenty-five years as an archivist and manager of Presidential archives and museums, including a decade in the Office of Presidential Libraries in Washington, DC. While there, he led teams developing the Clinton and Bush 43 Presidential Libraries for the National Archives and served as program coordinator for major projects at the Kennedy and Nixon Libraries, among others. His research interests focus on portraiture. His recent comparative assessment of 20th Century portraitists Ellen Emmet Rand and Polish artist Tade Styka appeared in Ellen Emmet Rand: Gender, Art, and Business, a volume in Bloomsbury Press’s Contextualizing the Art Markets series. His personal collecting efforts focus on early to mid-20th century portraiture including Ellen Emmet Rand and more recently the Belgian magical realist, Frans Van Ermengem.

Presentation: All artwork will be hung in the gallery’s physical space as well as an online web gallery, and a video presentation of the work on social media.

Promotion: A digital promotional postcard will be supplied by the gallery for all participants to use for promotional purposes. Queen City 15 Gallery will promote exhibitions via online and print media through press releases and online event scheduling. The show will also be promoted through the gallery’s social media and email accounts.

Notification: Friday, May 24, 2021 via email

Delivery of Artwork by hand: Queen City 15 Gallery, 317 Main Street, Poughkeepsie, NY, Friday, June 18, 3-6 pm, Saturday, June 19, 12-6 pm. Or by appointment.

Delivery of Artwork by shipping: Shipped artwork must include prepaid return shipping, reusable packaging and arrive at the shipping address by June 20. Shipping address will be supplied upon notification of inclusion. ***Do not ship to the gallery address.***

Pick-Up of Artwork: Pick-up dates are August 6-7, August 13-14, during normal open hours (Fri 3-6 pm, Sat noon-6pm), unless prior arrangements have been made. Artwork left after 14 days of the pick-up date will be charged a $5.00 per day storage fee. Any item left longer than 90 days after the last pick-up date will be considered a forfeit by the owner and property of the gallery to dispose of as it sees best.

Return Shipment of Artwork: Unsold artwork will be shipped to the artist at the end of August.

Liability: Queen City 15, LLC will not be responsible individually or collectively for damage or loss, regardless of the cause to any artwork submitted under this agreement for exhibition and or sale at Queen City 15 Gallery. Artist releases Queen City 15, LLC from all liability with respect to loss or damage to the artist’s works of art. It is suggested that artists carry their own insurance. Artists give permission for their work to be photographed for promotional purposes and do not hold the gallery responsible for any unauthorized photography.

Submission Deadline: Midnight (EST) Friday, May 14, 2021

Call for Art: PAPERWORKS 2021


JUROR: Sewon Kang is Archivist at The Easton Foundation, Louise Bourgeois’ home/studio, where she is responsible for the care of the artist’s diaries, papers, and small collection of prints and illustrated books. She previously worked in the Drawings and Prints department at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY first on the online catalogue raisonné of Bourgeois’ printed oeuvre, and then on the 2017 print retrospective, An Unfolding Portrait. Sewon researched other areas of MoMA’s collection for new acquisition initiatives, publications, and the reinstallation of the expanded museum. Kang is a graduate of Wesleyan University and will be receiving her Master’s degree from Hunter College in New York.

ACCEPTED MEDIA: Works made on paper, of paper, or about paper: cut paper, folded paper, woven paper, glued paper, drawings, paintings, pastels, printmaking, photographs, paper sculpture, 3D, bound books, collage, mixed media, video, and installation. ELIGIBILITY: Artists who use paper as their primary medium, as a substrate, or as the subject of a video. All entries to the Paperworks 2021 competition must be the original work of the artist.

AWARD: Selected artists will have up to six pieces included in a one month, online exhibition on – and promoted on b.j spoke gallery’s social media accounts in August 2021. Awards will be given to 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place artists.

OPENING RECEPTION – will be held online – August 7th at 7:00pm with ZOOM (Video Communications Application)

ENTRY FEE: $35.00 for up to 6 images and/or 2 videos, any or all of which could be selected for the online exhibition. You will be juried on your body of work. If you’re submitting an Installation or sculptural work you might consider using 2 or more of your 6 permitted images and/or a video, in order to give the juror an accurate visual. Please keep in mind 6 images are 6 images, not 6 entries.

SIZE LIMITATIONS: PAPERWORKS 2021 will be an online exhibition. There are no size constraints for work submitted.

NOTIFICATION: Artists will be contacted by June 8, 2020.

LEGAL AGREEMENT: Entering the competition implies your consent for b.j. spoke gallery to use your name, artist statement, and images of your art in all advertising and publicity for PAPERWORKS 2021, including but not limited to; print, video, online,, and social media.

HOW TO APPLY: Submissions are made through Call for Entry (CaFÉ) website. You must create a user account on CaFE in order to submit your work to PAPERWORKS 2021. Go to

If already have an account on CaFE you can access the call directly here:
For help with uploading media (images an/or video) go to:

DEADLINE: May 16, 2021 11:59 Mountain Time

Call for Gay Erotic Art

Barnwood, The Hudson Vallery’s Gay Erotic Art Show and Sale

Offering a New Venue for LGBTQ Artists Creating Art That Features the Male Form, Artist Submissions Are Now Being Accepted.

HUDSON VALLEY – BARNWOOD, an exhibition of homoerotic drawings, photographs, paintings, ceramics, and other artworks from artists based in the Hudson Valley, New York City, and beyond, has announced that it is returning in 2021. Following the success of the premiere event last fall, organizers are hosting three new editions of the gay erotic art show and sale, with the spring show happening April 30 – May 2, 2021 in Ulster Park, NY.

Happening 90 minutes north of New York City, BARNWOOD takes place in a rustic Ulster County hay barn whose hand-hewn beams date back to the 1850’s. Works are displayed on hog fencing and other agricultural fixtures throughout the space. Organized by Pink Stallion Events, the show and sale is a celebration of the male form from nude to lewd, dedicated to two things: promoting the talents of our exhibiting artists and pricing their work affordably so that guests can support them.

BARNWOOD is now accepting submissions for this year’s shows, and artists encouraged to submit up to 10 works for consideration online at The deadline for the spring show is March 19, 2021.

With no entry fees and a low twenty-five percent commission fee, BARNWOOD supports artists that have few venues to showcase and sell their homoerotic works. BARNWOOD’s debut show in October 2020 included works from 25 artists from our region and from around the world. During the first edition of the show, more than 200 original pieces were available for sale from renowned and emerging artists like Sedgwick Guth, Richard Taddei, William Noonan, Nathan Gwirtz, Benjamin Seamen, Scribbles Jensen, Jay Blotcher, Luke Benicase and many others.

“BARNWOOD is a unique new venue showcasing gay art and artists who’s work has been confined to the shadows and underground for too long,” explains Keith Batten, whose art was featured in the inaugural BARNWOOD show. “The rustic barn enhances the eroticism and primal feelings of sexuality so often expressed in the artworks. This is an exciting new art space destination, away from the confines of urban galleries.”

For 2021, the producers have added new opportunities to meet select artists as well as special times where art will be created on-site from live models. To support social distancing efforts, attendees must purchase tickets for timed ticketed entry into the show and masks are required.

For more information on BARNWOOD – including when tickets go on sale – follow Pink Stallion Events on Instagram or sign up for their mailing list at

BARNWOOD 2021 – Dates & Submission Deadlines


Dates: April 30 – May 2

Sub. Due: March 19


Dates: July 23 – July 25

Sub. Due: June 4


Dates: Oct 8 – Oct 10

Sub. Due: August 27

For More Information, Interviews or Photos, Reach Out To:

Stephan Hengst, Cell: 845-926-0652, [email protected], Insta: @Shengst


New Work Project Grants ~ Under-Recognized Artists

The Chicago-based Harpo Foundation was established in 2006 to support artists who are underrecognized in their field. With its grants, the foundation also seeks to stimulate creative inquiry to encourage new modes of thinking about art.

To that end, the foundation welcomes Letters of Inquiry for its 2021 New Work Project Grants program. Through the program, grants of up to $10,000 will be awarded to nonprofit organizations in support of new work by under-recognized artists age 21 years or older. The foundation will consider proposals that directly support the production of new work by visual artists and/or teams who are underrecognized by the field. The production may happen in the context of an installation, public intervention, residency, or exhibition.

To be eligible, applicants must be tax-exempt as defined by section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Review Code.

The foundation will accept Letters of Inquiry through April 23. Upon review, selected applicants will be invited to submit full proposals by June 18, 2021.

For Application and information:

Deadline: April 23

Grant~ The National Academy of Design ~ The Abbey Mural Prize

The National Academy of Design invites artists, architects, arts and community-based organizations, and other nonprofits to submit applications for the 2021 Abbey Mural Prize until the application’s deadline on April 23, 2021, at 11:59pm ET.

Created in 1932 through an endowed bequest in honor of illustrator and muralist Edwin Austin Abbey NA, the Abbey Mural Prize awards grants to support the commission of public murals in the United States. Building on a tradition of public murals as instruments of social activism, neighborhood revitalization, and community engagement, the Abbey Mural Prize aims to broaden support and recognition of the vital role that murals play in making public space more open and accessible.

Juried by the Academy’s Abbey Mural Committee, the Abbey Mural Prize supports projects by individuals or organizations with grants ranging from $10,000 to $40,000. Grants will be awarded for the creation or restoration of public murals, especially those that promote accessibility, serve local audiences, and inspire community dialogue. Funded projects must be in or on public buildings or on buildings owned by charitable institutions; otherwise, there are no restrictions. While murals are conventionally defined as paintings or mosaics on a wall, the Abbey Mural Prize encourages proposals that broaden the definition of what a public mural can be.

The Abbey Mural Prize is made possible by the Edwin Austin Abbey Memorial Trust Fund for Mural Painting in the United States. Since 1940, the Academy has awarded prize funds to dozens of public mural initiatives throughout America.

Visit the submission portal for further information and to apply:

Fellowship ~ Local Organizers

Fellowship is looking for local organizers, nonprofits, community activists– really anyone who is passionate about fighting injustice in their community– and offering financial grants to 10 winners. Recipients will receive a minimum total commitment of $425k.

We believe in local grassroots’ ability to affect real change and our goal is to broaden the reach of those who are “on the ground”. If you are already actively fighting for justice in your community, we want to support you! If you have an idea on how to create a more equitable world, we want to make your vision a reality.

With $3M+ funding available for this initiative, we’ll continue to support your work beyond your initial grant if the scale of your campaign calls for it. Let’s get your ideas put into action!

Submit your campaign proposal at

Not sure if your campaign idea is a good fit for Email us at [email protected] and let’s chat about it!


Winter/Spring internship at UES Gallery

A boutique blue-chip gallery located on the Upper East Side is seeking a highly motivated person for Winter/Spring internship. The gallery specialize in leading contemporary and pop artists. There are a lot of opportunities to learn about the workings in a gallery and the art world. We offer academic credits as well as a daily stipend. The candidate should have excellent writing skills, social media growth experience, and assist with:

– Research oriented tasks
– Social media growth
– Data collection
– Assist the gallery staff with projects as needed
– Excellent organizational skills
– Two days per week commitment
– Candidate should have excellent skills in Microsoft Office, Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, SketchUp and InDesign

This is an ideal context to learn about galleries, organizing exhibitions, and the art market generally.
Interns will have a daily compensation, and be expected to work a minimum of 2 consecutive days a week for a period of at least 3 months.

Should your submission be a match for our criteria, we will contact you to schedule an interview in due course. Thank you for your interest. #LI-DNI

To Apply:

Funding Opportunity for Artists and Art Collectives

Funding Opportunity for Artists and Art Collectives
of the Mid-Hudson Valley Region

A central principle of ArtsWestchester’s Grant Program is the advancement of diversity, inclusiveness, and equity. To further these aims, ArtsWestchester announces Voices for Change, a unique artist grant opportunity designed to promote social awareness through the arts.

At ArtsWestchester, we believe that art has the power to illuminate complex issues, encourage civic discourse, and open the community to new ways of thinking. Voices for Change provides the creative community with an opportunity to develop and present new work that inspires and informs and may be a catalyst for action.

The Opportunity: Artists and artist collectives in all disciplines are invited to submit proposals for ArtsWestchester’s inaugural Voices for a Change project grant. Applicants are encouraged to submit projects that include a collaboration with a cultural, service or community-based organization. ArtsWestchester will award three (3) $10,000 project grants through a competitive selection process.

Voices for Change seeks to support visionary work that encourages deep thinking about complex social issues. Projects must reflect significant understanding and analysis of the topic presented. Artists are strongly encouraged to propose projects that are rooted in a collaboration with a community partner. Projects may address the following categories: Social Change, Social Justice, Civic Equity, and the Public Good. Unless otherwise appropriate, completed works will be debuted at ArtsWestchester by October 31, 2022.

Grant Applications are due: Monday, April 5, 2021, at 11:59 pm. Proposals must be submitted online. Please review the complete grant guidelines before submitting, which are available here. To access the application, click here.


Workshops at Arts Mid-Hudson

AMH provides a range of experiential and creative workshops led by expert practitioners in their fields.

Check out the selection here and join us!

All workshops are via Zoom. When you register you will receive a link to Zoom. If you have any questions contact [email protected]

D.R.A.W Workshops in Kingston

THE DRAW in Kingstons offers Workshops

The Department of Regional Art Workers (The D.R.A.W.) offers classes for youth and adults. To view the class and to register go to

Enrollment for all classes is limited. The D.R.A.W. observes all recommended COVID-19 protocols and practices. Face masks are required for all students and staff.

Scholarships are available, contact [email protected] for more information.

The D.R.A.W. is the art education program of the Kingston Midtown Arts District (MAD).

Free career coaching session for artists

Need some help thinking about your artistic goals post-pandemic? Are you attempting to chart a part forward, but feeling alone in that process? Let Super Secret Arts Advisory help.

Super Secret Arts Advisory is a boutique strategy firm that offers tailored solutions and unique ideas to the big picture questions that forward-thinking artists, creatives and organizations face today. Think of us as the secret weapon in your artistic toolbox. In recent months, we’ve helped folks, including:

-a talented choreographer to find balance between disparate parts of a developing career.
-a promising artist to break free from the 9-to-5 grind and craft an arts-focused future.
-a young artist in taking the first steps towards artistic independence.

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Workshops and Classes at Ballet Arts Studio

Ballet Arts Studio provides a variety of classes/workshops/intensives for all skill levels.

Check out upcoming selections here!

Ballet Arts Studio, 107 Teller Ave, Beacon, NY 12508

Workshops at Cornell Creative Arts Center

Click HERE for class schedule and registration

Workshops at Fall Kill Creative Works

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Workshops at Kaatsbaan

Kaatsbaan is thrilled to offer workshops, masterclasses, and studio visits. Open to the public.


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Lessons with Leslie Bender
Private art lessons with Leslie Bender at The Shirt Factory in Kingston, NY.
Learn to draw and paint whatever you wish to learn, beginning where you are now. Drawing, perspective, volume, composition. Watercolor, pen and ink, acrylic painting. Beginner to advanced welcome.
Visit and contact: PayPal accepted.   Cell~845-670-2027
Workshops at Woodstock School of Art

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Online courses also available. Click here for details


Art Studios ~ Underwear Factory

Printmaking and Private Art Studio Rentals in Poughkeepsie

Deadline: None

Description: Printmaking and private art studios are now available for rental at The Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory!

PUF Studios is a community art and printmaking studio located in the Poughkeepsie Underwear Factory, a mixed-use project of Hudson River Housing. PUF Studios aims to provide artists and arts/community organizations with an affordable space available to provide access to printmaking equipment and studio space for artistic and educational purposes.

Private Studio Rentals: There are currently 3 private studios available for rent on a monthly basis for artists (non-toxic materials only) looking for a dedicated space to work. Each studio is located on the second floor (elevator access) of this secure and beautifully renovated historic building and vibrant community artists hub!

Each studio is lockable, has 2 windows, and is 24/hr accessible (key fob building entrance) with all utilities (wifi, heat, electric) included in the rental price. Shared bathroom in the building and slop sink within the printmaking studio.

Located in the heart of Poughkeepsie, the building has ample off-street parking.

Prices start at $350/month and include access to the larger printmaking studio upon approval from the studio manager. All private studios include membership to the printmaking studio (free if not occupied/reserved, $5/hr otherwise)

Studio 1
150sq feet

Studio 2 & 3:
130sq feet

Printmaking Studio Rentals: The printmaking studio is available for rent on an hourly basis with an annual membership. The cost of an annual membership for individuals is $30/year. Studio time is: $5/hour for personal use and $20/hour for studio members, arts organizations, or instructors that would like to offer classes or lessons in the space.

**Health safety precautions in awareness of COVID-19 are being taken. Frequent cleaning, disinfecting, social distancing, required face-mask wearing, temperature checking, contact tracing through check-ins, and strict limited space occupancy are all a part of our efforts to keep everyone that enters the space healthy.**

If you’re interested in either the private studio rentals and/or the printmaking studio, please email [email protected]

[email protected]

Art Studios Kingston

ArtPort Kingston ( is currently renting out various sized Art Studios in an Industrial Building in the Rondout District in Kingston NY. You have 24 hr access, shared WIFI, off-street parking etc.
One small studio, about 100 sqft for 350 per month
One large studio with its own entrance and an outside deck about 280 sqft for 800 per month
One large industrial production hall with two loading bays and about 750 Sqft for about 1200 per month
The lease is until the end of August 2021, Two months of security required.
Please send a link to your webpage or samples of your work when you inquire and hint at which size studio you may be interested in.
Please contact directly Stefan Saffer Team Artport: [email protected]

Art Condo

ArtCondo ( is a NYC real estate initiative founded by artists, that helps creative individuals purchase raw commercial workspaces and live/work lofts in a new way.  Fine artists, writers, dancers, musicians, designers, architects, research scientists, teachers, artisans, non-profits and more are all invited to participate.  ArtCondo gathers creative people together to form buying groups to leverage their collective buying power and cultural capital to purchase space collectively.   Each building becomes a haven protecting artists and producers from future displacement, and connecting them to surrounding communities.  Learn more and Sign up at   Contact: [email protected]

Artist/Maker Space - Poughkeepsie

Artist/Maker Space Available
295 Main Street, Poughkeepsie

Located in the historic district and heart of Downtown Poughkeepsie the Cast Iron Building was built in 1872. The historic building’s central location is perfect for any new or existing business. The high ceilings and natural light make it the perfect artist studio space for all artisans. Area restaurants include King’s Court Brewing Company, Brasserie 292, and Mill House Brewing Company. Located in Dutchess County’s Central Business District, there are community happenings such as The Chance Theater, Mid-Hudson Civic Center, Middle Main, and Walkway Over the Hudson, to name a few. Neighboring offices, for example, The Poughkeepsie Journal, NY State Offices, Poughkeepsie City Court, and Dutchess County Court House are in close proximity as well. 3 Minutes away is the Metro-North Train Station, Hudson Line to Grand Central Terminal is 1 hour and 50 minutes Poughkeepsie Amtrak to Penn Station is 1 hour and 25 minutes.

Please let us know your intended use and requirements as we have a number of other properties available that may be suitable.

Kindly feel free to call our office (845)485-3100 for further details or email Tom Cervone, Principal Broker, directly at [email protected]

As a reference, please click here to view a list of our corporate qualifications.

Beacon Music Factory -Rehearsal Space

Hourly and Monthly
special daytime rates
econo packages
2-hr minimum
Fully equipped with PAs, drum kits, bass rigs, and plenty more.
Nice folks who mostly like to rock
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How about you get in here now and make some noise: 845-765-0472

Beacon Music Factory - Workspace

It’s often downright tranquil between 9am and 3pm.

If you need a bit of inspiration, a room where you can close the door and take a call, (a room that’s not in your house), wifi to navigate, a printer to print, hallways to pace, coffee to drink, they’d be happy to have you.

If you’d like to come do your work peacefully and affordably, email Beacon Music Factory at [email protected]

Tenant Space in Poughkeepsie

First Lutheran therefore is seeking new mission partners representing non-profit agencies or programs in keeping with our vision for meeting the needs of our neighborhood and wider community. We are grateful that the office of the Executive Director of Habitat will remain anchored in North Poughkeepsie so ideally we seek partners who will be compatible with the goals of Habitat and First Lutheran’s commitment to serve our Poughkeepsie neighbors.

Available space includes:
On the ground floor – a shared conference room, fully equipped kitchen, and bathroom, plus 2 private offices, and both a front and back entrance. This floor is handicap accessible.
On the second floor – 3 private offices (one large enough to function as a conference room) and two full bathrooms.
Private staff parking at the rear of the building (access via alleyway off Mill Street).

We anticipate that this space will be available on or about October 1, 2019. (This date could be negotiated.) We would require tenants to have their own liability insurance. Please share this information with your networks.

Further details and visits to 45 Catharine Street may be arranged by contacting First Lutheran’s President, Beth Collins, at: [email protected] or by leaving a message at the church office: Tel. 845-452-6050.

Large Artist Space Poughkeepsie
135 North Hamilton st ( 2nd Floor ) Poughkeepsie, N.Y. 12601
1 Large, Private work space for artist’s, makers or small manufactures.
1600 sq ft raw as is  (or built to suit needs) for 1600.00 a month, Electric and Wifi included. Perfect for Painting, Printmaking, Sculpture, Photography, start up manufactures, ect. It is large enough to share with other artists.
(Unfortunately its not suitable for a recording studio or amplified music due to the other tenets on the floor and the business below)
It is the second floor with 24 -7 access, private entry on a floor shared with 6 other art studios. Includes a private reception room outside of the work space,
Off Street Parking available,
$1600.00 a month – 1 month security,
This is a non-live work space only.
Currently available to view, for an appointment

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